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Bundy Museum of History and Art

129 Main St, Binghamton, NY 13905-2742
+1 607-772-9179
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Great historical experience..don't miss this!

The house, built about 1890s, is now a museum of the times. Very beautiful and interesting and a... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Roberta S
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Great historic house

I visited this little historic house today and was very excited by it! It is a little gem! The... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Yonghua W
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Tour the restored 1892 Queen Anne home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about the history of the Bundy Manufacturing Company and how it evolved into IBM. Exhibits include a local art gallery, time clock history exhibit, the Southern Tier Broadcaster's Hall of Fame, Rod Serling Archive room, and a vintage barbershop. The museum also offers a community darkroom and photo lab, photography gallery, and community radio at WBDY-LP 99.5 FM.
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129 Main St, Binghamton, NY 13905-2742
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

The house, built about 1890s, is now a museum of the times. Very beautiful and interesting and a guide will help you with the facts. There is a lot to see and it is all worth the time to experience this. Built by the man...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I visited this little historic house today and was very excited by it! It is a little gem! The outside of the house is unique. Getting into the front door, the great wood trimming is beautiful! The wall paper is not made of paper. It...More

Thank Yonghua W
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The old house is beautifully furnished, and a guided tour gives you a great history of the place and its original owner, as well as of the neat display of time punch machines,which in themselves are works of art.In the ballroom they sometimes have art...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is a nicely restored museum in the Westside of Binghamton. The first owner, Barlow E. Bundy, founded the precursor of International Business Machine. The small house provides a glimpse of the Bundy family in the 1890s. A mist-go in Binghamton.

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We took a tour of house and museum and enjoyed hearing the history from two young men who volunteered their time. The annex was a pleasant surprise with all the original time recorders, Rod Serling memorabilia, and the barber shop recreation. It's places like these...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is a real hidden gem. I recommend taking the tour. It gave us a fascinating insight into the social and economic dimensions of the ti-city area, and especially the birth of IBM. An added bonus was a list of other things to explore and...More

3  Thank canadien10
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J R, Public Relations Manager at Bundy Museum of History and Art, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We take pride in our museum and the history that we tell. Small museums are indeed unique and vital to telling stories of local import and their global ties. Thank you for visiting!

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

This little "gem" of an historic museum chronicles the development, growth, and history of an iconic US company, the International Business Machines ...IBM or Big Blue as it is more commonly known. The development of the "time machine" which started the Bundy Time Machine Company...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Not only is this a beautiful home with period furniture and architecture but as part of the property there are two other attractions. One is a tribute to the people in radio and television from the local area and their Hall of Fame and then...More

2  Thank elliot r
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

This museum consists mainly of a Victorian style house with a number of original elements. What makes it worth a visit is the guided tour with the Bundy family story (founders of the company that would become IBM) and the discussion of late 19th/early 20th...More

1  Thank Ray_V4242
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Don't overlook this quaint home in a busy section of town. Our docent was very interesting and the home holds many beautiful details. Be sure to see the fascinating shades in the daughter's bedroom that are printed with the "old" view across the street!

2  Thank LJL1974
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Response from clarkbar1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. One room is devoted to Rod and his career.
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